Community Health Service Area
Health Profile (Version 1.0)
Community Health Service Areas (CHSAs) in British Columbia (B.C.) are administrative bounds nested within Local Health Areas (LHAs) as defined by the B.C. Ministry of Health. This CHSA health profile contains information about the community’s demographics, socio-economic and health/disease status as represented through various community health indicators. The purpose of CHSA health profiles is to help B.C.’s primary care network partners, public health professionals and community organizations better understand the health needs of a specific community and to provide evidence for service provisioning and prevention strategies.
Castlegar (CHSA 1230) is 1,940 km² in size and is located in southeastern British Columbia. It is comprised of the communities of Deer Park, Thrums, Blueberry Creek, and Ootischenia. Geographical features include Lower Arrow Lake, Valkyr Range, Christina Range, and Norns Range. Provincial parks include Syringa Provincial Park and Champion Lakes Provincial Park.